Welcome Gearheads DIY !
Imagine going into your garage, driveway or yard and pulling out your tools and repairing or maintaining your bike. Being your own mechanic is not as hard as it seems with a little help from an instructor. This way you can stay on top of things, instead of being blind sided by a break down. Get it done faster, cheaper by doing it yourself.
Don't have a garage, driveway or yard? No worries, we have a community motocycle garage CMG in Los Angeles that is set up just like a dealer's shop. The difference is you're the mechanic! After taking Gearheads' classes you will be able to do just as good a job at a great price. Even if you get stuck, there will be other Gearheads like me to guide you through to successful completion.
We also have a one of the most comprensive makerspace in Los Angles, complete with a machine shop, welding shop and wood working section with heavy old school industrial equipment. We offer short term welding classes oriented toward the DIY hobbyist to get you up to speed quickly in using your own Mig or Tig welder or ours. The nice thing about this is it gives you an opportunity to take a welder out for a test drive before you buy it. Our small welding classes allows for more one on one interaction between you and your instructor.
Our welding classes are perfect for artists, designers and other creatives that would like to learn how to work with metal. You can create furniture, art and sculpture with an exciting old media.
Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - FRIDAY: By appointment
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00pm
25101 Petroleum Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710
Los Angeles, Ca
Bill is a master mechanic and fabricator He has been teaching classes at Gearheads Workshops for over 5 years. He was formerly the Service Manager at Eaglerider of Los Angeles, where he was in charge of training their staff of mechanics and managing a fleet of over 900 bikes. He has experience working on ATV's, jet ski's and has worked as a marine technician servicing Mercruisers, Volvo Penta and OMC.
DIY Motorcycle Repair
- Tune - ups
- Oil Changes
- Brake repair
- Mufflers and exhaust systems
- Steering and Suspension
Metal working/Machine shop
Basic Motorcycle Mainenance
Advanced Engine Rebuilding
- Metal Workshop
- Woodworking Workshop
His class is very informative and so is he. He is very flexible too as far as making time up for the class. If you get a chance to take his course and he isn't filled up you should jump all over that. Ask me I know. I used to drive all the way from San Bernardino area to LA and still drive to work after the class for a graveyard shift.. He worked with my timing because I was dedicated."
"Just finished my class yesterday, and I couldn't be happier with Bill and his program. A master mechanic with many years under his belt, Bill distills that knowledge down into 5 classes designed to take away the mystery of all things mechanical. He breaks the bike down into component systems and discusses what can go wrong, what to look for and most importantly how to fix it yourself. From changing fluids to pulling and cleaning your carbs, changing your clutch or tackling an electrical issue, Bill gives you the understanding and confidence to tackle these and other tasks, saving you money and giving you the comfort of knowing the job was done right.
The best part is, you become part of this community of gearheads who have taken the course, and share a passion that you have as well. And Bill is always available to offer advice, give you a refresher or even do some one-on-one teaching to help you with a specific project you might feel is over your head. I'm so glad I found this course!"
"After some horrific experiences with bad mechanics, my man and I decided it was time to learn to do some basic wrenching on our own...but where?? Luckily we found Bill and his Gearheads courses for motorcycle repair and engine rebuilding. This rare, valuable course is totally worth it if you want to save some labor costs, feel more safe on the road or simply collaborate with your trusted mechanic better."